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Long-lost species of golden mole found and photographed for first time

A team of conservationists have rediscovered a species of golden mole that hasn’t been seen in almost 90 years.

Caracal family spotted on Chapman’s Peak

A female Caracal and her two adorable kittens were once again spotted on Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town recently. Watch…

South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction; will no-fishing zones help?

With just 10,000 breeding pairs left, the endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) could be extinct in the wild by 2035 if the current rate of population decline continues.

South African Great White Sharks: Conservation Success and Distribution Shifts Raise New Challenges

South Africa’s great white sharks are changing locations – they need to be monitored for beach safety and conservation

Short film shines light on South Africa’s untamed coastline

A new short film explores South Africa’s underwater vastness to reveal sanctuaries where sharks and rays find refuge.

An alien-like fish find along KwaZulu-Natal coast

Rocksuckers, that is the name of the ‘alien fish’ spotted on a beach in Port Alfred, according to the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (Saambr).

Filmmaker captures breathtaking images of Knysna forest’s elusive elephant cow

After weeks of tracking, living on peanut butter and jam sandwiches, a filmmaker has captured breathtaking pictures of Knysna forest’s lone and elusive surviving elephant cow.

Seen on safari: 20 lions squeeze onto river bank to drink

A pride of 20 lions squeezed together to drink water from a small stream in the Sand River in South Africa’s MalaMala Game Reserve, create quite an image.

Cape parrot: Saving South Africa’s jewel of the forest

South Africa’s only endemic parrot is the Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus), known as the ‘jewel of the forest’. With an estimated 1,800 of these birds left in the wild, they are considered an endangered species.

Watch A Hyena Swim The Backstroke

The scavenger took time to frolic in a South African watering hole and it was pretty cool.

Climate Campaigners Urge Standard Bank to Ditch ‘Alarming’ East African Crude Oil Pipeline

Hundreds of climate justice activists on Monday descended upon Standard Bank’s offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, where they implored the financial institution to stop backing the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline and other harmful fossil fuel projects.

‘Things not going well’: plan to return cheetahs to India under fire after six die within months

A controversial attempt to reintroduce cheetahs to the wild has suffered a major setback after three adults and three cubs died over the past eight months.